Joannes Designs Week34
Bow Tie Quilt 78" x 78"

Joannes Designs Week34 'Bow Tie Quilt' a design I created using black, grey and red. I recently saw a similar quilt that had the blocks go into part of the first border and loved the effect this had on the quilt design. So off I went to play with EQ7 to see if I could do this on a quilt.

When selecting fabrics for this quilt I trialled Christmas fabrics and this worked very well. I noticed that when I played with the fabric value placement that the best results were with the placement I have shown.

I have used four different fabrics to make this quilt. Two are a lighter value than the other two.

My quilt is made up from 25 central blocks. The first border is made from 8 inner border pieced blocks & 12 pieces each cut 10 1/2" x 6 1/2". Also there are 4 corner blocks each cut 6 1/2" x 6 1/2".

The quilt is made up using 2 block designs each 10" x 10" as seen below.

Bow Tie 25 Block
Bow Tie Block

Below is the 10" x 6" block that is placed in the inner border between the patterned border pieces.

To download the pattern, rotary cutting guides or fabric yardage guide click on the images below.

Bow Tie Quilt Pattern
Bow Tie Block Rotary Cutting Guide
Bow Tie 25 Block Rotary Cutting Guide
Bow Tie 15 Block Rotary Cutting Guide
Bow Tie Quilt Fabric Yardage Guide

My advice when making this quilt:

This is not a difficult quilt to make and the results are stunning.

Make up one of each block to check your fabric placement.

You will find that you can cut most of your fabrics into 2 1/2" strips and then cut each strip into 2 1/2" squares.

Another option to consider is using a border fabric for the inner border. Jinny Beyer has some stunning border prints on her site If you decide to use a border print then you will get the best effect if you miter the corners. Below I have added two videos demonstrating how to make a mitered corner. The first is by Fons and Porter and the second is by Riley Blake Designs.

I hope you enjoyed Joannes Designs Week34. Just 18 patterns to go!

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